March 1, 2007

Lean thinking: Eliminating waste and adding value to OR processes

By: OR Manager
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An orthopedic surgeon has to make a 1,000-ft round trip between cases to get the kind of OR cap he likes. A circulating nurse leaves the room 4 times during a case to get needed items. A hospital performing 500 basic surgical procedures has 9,000 preference cards. Lean…

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